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Held in CUappoll Hill, Toxan, I^oveirxber I'-fctli— fJlHl, l«OC», 

B18H0P ANDREW Prksidixg. 
With the Reports of the Missionary Secretary and Treasurer. 




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The Committee appointed by the Texas Conference, at the session of 1860, to 
prepare an abstrlact of the Minute.s of that session for publication, present the fol- 
lowing pages as their report. The object of the pamphlet is to spread inlormation 
concerning the objects and progress of the Conference. Having become a religious 
power in the State of Texas, the Conference deems itseli' bound to exhibit the con- 
servatism of its designs and proceedings — their entire harmony Avith the government 
by wliich they are protected. It will be seen that the enterprises of the Conference 
embrace the preaching of the (Tospel to white and colored congregations, the foreign 
iTiissiou cause, and the circulation of religious literature by means of books and 
periodicals : objects which, it is believed, are heartily approved by all good citizens. 
To such this publication is frankly commended, in the hope and belief that it will 
secure, lor the body it represents, larger co-operation and universal jrood will. 

The members of the M. E. Church, South, within the bounds of the Conference, 
the Committee beg leave to say, will find in these minutes much to increase their 
gratitude and to stimulate their zeal. It is hoped that they will make themselves 
lamiliar with the information presented, not as material for boastinc — which is 
exclnied both by the Gospel and by the consideration that a much greater advance- 
ment would have been made, if entire consecration to God had i)revailed throughout 
the Church — but as a basis of enlarged eflort, remembering that Avhile so much 
remains to be done, this record in the present condition can receive vital and hon- 
orable significance only from manifest improvement in future publications of a sim- 
ilar kind. 


T"V^BISrT"^-nilST SESSI01>T 


Held in Cliappell Hill, Texas, November 14th.— 31st, I860. 

With the Reports of the Missionary Secretary and Treasurer. 








Bishop JAMES 0. ANDREW, President. 

JAMES W. SIIIPMAN, Secretary, I. G. JOHN, Assistant Secretary. 

GluESTio.v 1. Who are admitted on 
trial 1 

Answer. James W. Baldridge, Nicho- 
las H. Boring, Jackson Perry, Frederick 
J. Cox, Thomas M. Glass, Charles Biel, 
William Harms, Love M. Harris, Archi- 
bald McKinney, Archibald Duvall, Eugene 
R. Smith, Ira E. Chalk, Peter W. Gravis. 

J. W. Baldridge, F. J. Cox, and Love 
M. Harris, declared their willingness to 
go to any part of the missionary work. 

Q.ues. 2. AVho remain on trial? 

Thos. W. Blake, Geo. W. Fleming, 
Isaac H. Wright, Preston W. Phillips. 

The name of Peter W. Gravis would 
have appeared here, but he was continued 
in tlie class of the first year, at his own 

Glues. 3. Who are admitted into full 

John Pruenzing, John M . Whipple, Wm. 
McK. Larabdin, Isaac H. Wright, (duinn 
M. Menefee; Wm. McK. Lambdin being 
an ordained P>lder. 

Q,ues. 4. Who. are re-admitted? 

John W. Ledbetter, Calvin H. Brooks, 
John M. Kinney, James M. Johnson. 

Glues. 5. Who arc received by transfer 
from other Conferences? 

AVilliam A. Parks, Thos. W. Rodgers, 
William Shegog, and Jacob S. Matthews. 

dues. 6. Who arc the deacons of one 
year ? 

Joel T. Daves, Albert G. May, Jr., 
William T. Harris, Charles J. Lane, Ur- 

bane C. Spencer, William G. Veale, A. A. 
Killough, Geo. D. Parker, John Carmer. 

The name of Q.uinu M. Menefee would 
have appeared here, but he was continued 
in the class of the third year at his own 

J. C. Spencer is an ordained Elder. 

Glues. 7. What traveling preachers are 
elected and ordained deacons ? 

John Pruenzing, John M. AYhipple. 

(dues. 8. Whatlocal preachers are elect- 
ed and ordained deacons? 

Joseph D. Lewis, Jeremiah Nabours, 
Nelson S. Rector, Isaiah Evans, John 

dues. 9. What traveling preachers are 
elected and ordained elders ? 

Benj. A. Kemp, Walter S. South, Or- 
ceneth Asbury Fisher, Ulrich Steiner, 
Thos. B. Ferguson, Horatio V. Philpott, 
Joshua B. Whittenberg, Wm. R. Fayle. 

Q,ues. 10. What local preachers are 
elected and ordained elders ? 

James Chandler, AYilliam Rivers, Wil- 
liam J. Wilson, James M. Johnson, Wm. 
A. Shegog. 

Clues. 1 1 . Who have located this year? 

Isaac H. Wright, John C. Copp, Drury 
Wamack, William L. Kidd, William 
E. George, Caleb L. Spencer. 

Glues. 12. Who are supernumerary? 

Daniel Morse, James C. AVilson, Solo- 
mon S. Yarborough, Bryant L. Peel, 
Fountain P. Ray, Job M. Baker, Valen- 
tine H. Iley. 

Texas Annual Conference, 1860. 

Clues. 13. Who are superannuated? 

Geo. Tittle, A. B. F. Kerr, J. H. D. 
Moore, Win. A. fSinith, John W. Kinney, 
Robt. N. Drake, John Carpenter. 

Q,ues. 14. What preaehers have died 
during the past year ? 

John Haynie, Henry D. Hubert. 

As obituaries of lather Haynie and 
brother Hubert, and also the Report of 
the Committee on Memoirs, have been 
published in the Advocate, wc omit them 

Glues. 15. Are all the preachers blame- 
less in their life and official administra- 

They were examined one at a time, 
and their characters passed by the Con- 

Glues. 16. What is the number of 
preachers and members in the several 
circuits, stations, and missions of the Con- 

(."See statistics on pages 13, 14, 15.) 

aues. 17 & 18. 

The Stewards, in answer to the 17th 
and 18th questions of the Discipline, 

" What amounts are necessary for the 
superannuated preachers, and the widows 
and orphans of preachers, and to make 
up the deficiencies of those who have not 
obtained their regular allowance, on their 
respective districts, circuits and stations'?" 

" What has been collected on the fore- 
going accounts, and how has it been ap- 
plied ?" report : 

Quarterage Claim $29,197 

Receipts on the above Claim 20,378 

Deficiency on the above $2,919 

Claim for Table Expenses. . $22,190 
Receipts on the above 14.354 

Deficiency $7,837 

Total Claim for all purposes $5 1 ,387 

" Receipts on the above 40,820 

" Deficiency on all claims 10,567 

By the above it will be seen that we 
have paid about 90 per cent, on the 
quarterage claim, and about 67 per cent, 
on the table expenses. 

We have disbursed the Conference Col- 
lection of $1,443 55 as follows, which we 
hope will meet your approbation. We 
have done the best we could, with all the 
lijrhts before us. 

P'd R. Abbey's draft for Bis'p's cl'm $225 00 

Rev. Young's Avidow and son 1 ."^lO 00 

John Haynie"s widow "iS 00 

J. H. D. Moore, superannuated 120 00 

A. B. F. Kerr, " 193 95 

George Tittle, " 25 00 

G. L. Patton's son 00 00 

Wm. A. {Smith 1 .ll 75 

Wm. C. Lewis 100 00 

Daniel Carl nO 00 

Thomas G. Gillmore 75 00 

William P. Reid 75 00 

Thomas F. Windsor 75 00 

A.G.May 75 00 

For Stationary 2 90 

$1,U3 65 
This is the best Conference C uli< ction 
we have ever made in this Conlciv-nce ; 
and now that we have improved un the 
past, let us improve on the presi ut till 
we meet all these worthy clain..- We 
offer the following resolution : 

Resolved, That it shall be the duty of 
every preacher having charge of n ( ireuit 
or Station to take up a Confereacc Col- 
lection at every appointment in hi.s charge ; 
at which time the nature of the collection 
shall be explained. 

Respecti'ully submitted, 

J. E. Ferguso.v, 
J. H. Addison, 

Conf. Sttiir-'ds. 
dues. 19. What has been contributed 
for the Missionary, Sunday School, and 
Tract Societies "? 

Ans. (1). Missionary Treasi rer's 

J. W. WHIPPLE, in Acct. l>i-. 

GALVESTON' DISTRICT, ml^li-.. Tn'',.l^r. '^''*»> 


Galveston Colored Mission, 100 00 

Lynchburg, 195 00 

Houston and Colored Mission, 
Houston " 150 00 

Columbia and " " 130 00 


Liverpool, Sandy Point and Bai- 
ley's Prairie, 400 00 
Richmond and Union Chapel, 

30 (10 

1(10 II) 

Sii II ) 
2h 5 1 

55 Oil 

975 00 6J4 1 -1589 10 
Huntsville, 34 90 

Cold Springs and Waverly 40 1 1) 

Montgomery and Danville, 5 nO 

Plantersvilie, 40 00 67 • 

Washington and Colored Miss., 100 55 
Hempstead 20(1 00 

Hempstead Colored Mission 200 00 - 

540 55 15'' ' —097 45 

Texas Annual Conference, 1860. 



182 00 

Marliij jiut^sion, 

156 10 

18 00 

Owensviiie mission, 

150 00 


5 00 

Cenlerv illc, 

25 50 


49 50 

Fairfield v.nA Colored mission, 

45 CO 

Corsica n a 

30 00 

306 00 355 (JO— 661 00 

Fort Wnnli mission, 
VVealh. lionl, 
Kecctii riiis-ion, 
BeHinap mission, 
Bufhaniii mission, 
Meridian mission, 
StephrrivlUe mission, 


Lampasas and Florence, 
Port Sullivan, 

Port Sullivan Colored mission, 
San Andres mission, 

Travis lounly Colored mission. 

304 60 

17 00 

50 00 

100 no 

115 00 

200 20 


121 00 

100 00 

5 00 

35 00 

40 00 

50 00 

715 60 

518 20-1233 80 

100 25 

45 55 

2 00 

40 00 

112 00 

200 00 

88 75 

132 00 

282 55-594 55 

146 25 

Bastrop cireuit, 

10 00 

Post Oak Island mission, 

180 00 

6 00 


20 00 


41 50 

430 00 

223 75- 

-653 75 



70 00 

Eagle Lake and Colored mission 

200 00 


18 50 




136 10 


230 00 

82 00 

San Fehiie, 

5l'0 00 

JO 00 

Egypt and Wharton Col'd miss. 

, 140 00 

20 00 

1078 00 

330 00- 

1414 60 



140 00 

San M irc'.s and Colored miss., 

190 00 

21 00 

Gonznli's circuit, 

30 00 

Belmoi.t nnd Colored mission. 

15 00 

Seguin niid Colored mission, 

66 00 


30 00 

Blanco and Perdinales, 

40 20 

San Saba, 

55 80 

55 80 

385 80 

248 00- 

-633 80 


Victoria and Colored mission, 

35 00 

Victoria m:ssion, 

50 00 


5 50 


55 00 

105 00 

40 50- 

-145 50 


Galveston tfi'ssion, 

65 00 

Housroii and Uray's Bayou, 

64 85 

Bellvl !,• ,iii?;sion. 

40 (10 

2 00 

Industry mission, 

254 on 

25 00 

Bastrop luission. 

90 00 

6 00 

Victoria mission, 

89 00 

3 50 

538 00 

101 35- 

-639 35 

Amount raised at Chappell Hill — at the Conference 
Anniversary Meeting — in promises to meet drafcs 
falling due the current year, and in notes, lands and 
cash, $4,791 00 

From Missions, Circuits and Stations, 8,262 95 

Total for A.D. 1800, 

$13,053 95 

J. W. WHIPPLE, in Acct., Cr. 

Amtp'd Missionaries on the work, $5385 95 

on last year's drafts, drawn by Bp Pierce, UiO 00 

Book AuRUt, Galveston, to be Ibrwarded to 

Parent Board, 1269 65 

on drafis 1, 2, 3,4, drawn by Dp Andrew, in 
favor of 1 harles A. Grote, Sup. of Ger- 
man Dis. Miss., Texas Conference, 1314 00 

on drafts 1, 2, 3, 4, drawn by Bp Andrew, 
in favor of Robert W. Kennon, Sup. of 
Huntsville Dis. Miss., Texas Conference 425 00 

on drafis 1, 2, 3,4, drawn by Bp Andrew, in 
favor of .1. W. Wliipple, Sup. of .Austin 
Uis Miss . Texas < onf . Nov 20, 1860, 262 50 

on drafts 1. 2. 3, 4, drawn by Bp Andrew, in 
favor of J. McLeod, Sep. Galveston Dis. 
Miss., Texas t onf , November 20, 1860, 499 00 

on draft I, drawn by Bp Andrew, in favor 
of M Yell, Sup. Waro Dis. Miss., Texas 
Confereni e. November 20. IbOO, 175 00 

. . on drafts]. 2,3.4, drawn by Bp Andrew, in 
favor of Asbury Davidson, Sup. Victoria 
Dis. Miss., Texas Conf , Nov. 20, 1S60, 150 00 

on drafis 1, 2, 4. drawn by Bp Andrew, in 
favor of .1. S. McGee, Snp. (jonz.ales Pis. 
Miss , Texas •■ onferen'-e, Nov. 20, 1(?60, 343 75 

on draft 1, drawn by Bp Andrew, iti favor 
of Henry VV. South, Sup. Springfield Dis. 
Miss., Texas Conference, Nov. 20, 1860, 37 50 

on draft 3, drawn by Bishop Andrew, in 
favor of H. S. Thrall. Snp. (Jolumhus 
Dis. Miss., Texas Conf, Nov. 20, l&OO, 35 00 

$11037 35 

Amtin Notes and Subscriptions, 1400 00 

Land, valued to Treasurer, 840 00 

■Total, $13,277 35 

Rec'd from Mis'ns, i irc'ia & St'ns, $8262 95 
.. Anniversary, 479100 

.. Old Notes, 175 00 

$13,228 95 

Paid Missionaries on the work, $5385 95 
On drafts of 1859, by Bishop 

Pierce, for 1860, 1150 00 

On drafts of 1660, by Bishop 

Andrew, for 1661, 323175 

Parent Board, through J. W. 

Sbipman, Book Agent, 1269 65 

Bogota paper on hand, 14(10 00 

VaiueofLand, 840 00 

$5:W5 95 S'i(*77 OU $8202 95 

$13,277 35 

Balance in favor of Treasurer, $48 40 
Treas. Texan Conf, M. Society. 
Chapped Hrll, Texas, Nov. 20, 1800. 
P. S. — Should any one discover a mistake in the 
Treasurer's Repnrt, such person or persons wi'l do a 
kindness by addressing me at Webberville, Texas. The 
best endeivor shall be made to correct errors. In some 
instances there may be a slight charge of amounts and 
names; but, be assured, the Secretary and Treasurer 
have spared no pains to mature and perfect the report. 

MissioxAKY Skcuktary's Report. 

The Board of Mauaf^ers of the Texas 
Conference Missionary Society Avould re- 
spectfully present its 21 .st Annual Report. 

The joy Avith which we usually cele- 
brate our Missionary Anniversary is tem- 

Texas Annual Conference, 1860. 

pered, the present hour, by the loss of 
another oi" our band. Two y«ars airo we 
mounied Avilh Henry D. Hubert over the 
death of his brother : this year, his form 
is absent, and his voice no longer responds 
to the language of prayer, or swells the 
Bong of praise. 

" Gone to his j^H^'e in all his glorious prime, 
In full activity of zeal and power. 
The Ciiristiaii caniKit die before his time. 
The Lord's a]ipoiiitment is the servant's hour." 

And Father Ilaynie is gone. That eye 
that age could hardly dim is closed in 
death, and that voice that so often cheered 
us onward in the hour of conflict is 
hushed on eai'th forever. But the mem- 
ory of liis devotion still remains, to ani- 
mate the hearts of his younger brothren, 
and that soul that was ever warm with 
love for Christ and sinners now shares 
the long anticipated triumph of the ran- 
somed around the throne. " (jod buries 
His workmen, but carries on His work." 
Though one by one we pass away, others 
will stand up in our stead, to herald the 
claims ol' the cross, and hasten the hour 
of the Redeemer's triumph. 

The past year has been a period of 
peculiar trial in many departments of our 
work. The severity of the drouth has 
pressed heavily on the finances of the 
Church, while the excitement of political 
strife and the commotions which have 
disturbed our northern frontier have ma- 
terially aflected its spiritual welfare. 
Yet, though adverse influences have sur- 
rounded us, revival power has rested on 
portions of the land, attesting the fact 
that God is with His people, to bless the 
Chui'ch in answer to prayer, and hear the 
cry of the penitent. 

But while we thus gratefully note every 
token of good vouchsafed by our Leader, 
when we look abroad uj)on the wide 
spread mission field, and mark our opera- 
tions as a Church, we may justly ques- 
tion whether wo meet in full our weighty 
obligations. The recent appeal of the 
Board at Nashville reveals the humiliat- 
ing fact, that the receipts for the year 
have fallen largely short of the appro- 
priations needed to carry on the work, 
and, unless the Church freely resjjonds, 
some of our outposts must be abandoned, 
and workmen, now toiling under a 

brightening sky, must retire to their 
homes. Human prudence avouU doubt- 
less say too much has been attempted, 
and the work should be reduced in ex- 
tent. An enlightened sense of Christian 
obligation Avould rather say, the Clmrch 
is just entering upon its mission, ami be- 
ginning to perform the mighty work as- 
signed it. We have a membership more 
than 700,000 strong. The aggregate 
wealth of our people is counted by mil- 
lions, and surely fifty cents per annum 
for each member, (one cent per week.) is 
not too heavy a drait u])on their liberality; 
and yet, were this pittance raised, not 
only would every appropriation be met, 
but new enterprizes could be projected, 
and the light of gos])el day be made to 
shine on lands now shrouded in pagan 
night. Never in all the past has there 
been a period when the voice of God, 
not only speaking through His word, but 
heard amid the stirring scenes of human 
history, so loudly called His people to 
activity and enterprize, as that in which 
we live. Every steamer that enters our 
ports, and every wire that quivers with 
electric flame, is the messenger of strange 
and wonderful events. The old world is 
convulsed. Thrones and empires are 
disturbed, and institutions long estab- 
lished are yielding to the spirit of advance. 
But all these movements are the prelude 
to a mightier moral and religious change. 
The plough-share of revolution is open- 
ing deep furroM's where the seed of the 
gospel will fall, and the overthroAV of the 
kingdoms of earth is preparing the way 
for the universal reign of Christ. The 
long predicted period when the Papal 
power shall be overthrown is hastening 
on, and the word of God, no longer 
" bound " by the authority of a corrupt 
hierarchy, shall ere long shed its light 
through flome itself, and a pure and holy 
gospel exert its hallowed influence among 
the nations around. The spirit of com- 
mercial enterprise has penetrated the long 
sequestered abode of the Japanese, and 
another empii'e of darkness is revealed, 
to arouse the church of God to action. 
The barriers of Chinese prejudice are 
yielding to the pressure of the " out-side 
barbarians," while her throne is shaken 

Texas Annual Conference, 1860. 

and her idols overtlivown by a revolution 
that promise;? to end the present dynasty, 
and prepare that vast empire, embracing 
one-third of the population ot' the globe, 
for the labors of the church of God. The 
changes in the Turkish empire are open- 
ing the way for gospel truth, and the 
waning crescent is disappearing before 
the rising glories -of the Sun of Righte- 
ousness, which Avill once more shed its 
radiance over the vales and mountains 
consecrated by the steps of the Redeemer. 
On our western border lies a nation 
crushed by priestly domination, yet open 
now, for the first time in her history, for 
the entrance of the Word of Life. The 
hand of God is on the nations. In coun- 
tries closed a century ago against the 
gospel, a ileld is already opened, where 
upwards of 100,000 ministers of God can 
be employed. How can that vast army 
be provided 1 In the different branches 
of the Church in our own land, there are 
twice that number of young men just 
entering active life. Surely enough could 
be sparedfrom worldly avocations to man 
every mission opening on our globe. We 
have merchants and farmers and laAvyers 
and doctors : all trades and professions 
are thronged, and yet a host of workmen 
are wanted to gather the ripening harvest 
of souls. Why has not God already 
marshaled them in the field '? Has the 
Church nothing to do M'ith their call? 
Why, theu, did Jesus tell us to pray that 
more laborers might be sent ? If Christen- 
dom was moved by the mighty desire, 
and the cry going up from every pulpit, 
closet and altar, the spirit of missionary 
zeal, the grand culmination of every 
Christian grace, would glow in its mighty 
heart, making it willing to send out those 
whom the Lord would call, and then 
hearts now at ease would be stirred by 
deep emotion, and, feeling " woe is me 
if I preach not the gospel," would aban- 
don their dreams of worldly advance- 
ment, and say to God and the Church, 
" here am I, send me." Suffering human- 
ity in every form secured the tendorost 
sympathies of Christ, and the Christian 
never truly shares His spirit and follows 
in. His steps till he hears the cry of 
perishing souls, and responds to their 

voice of distress. That crj' comes up 
from every land. It freights every breeze 
that floats through the groves of spice, 
or wails Avith icy breath across the 
northern plain — not vittered in spoken 
language, or traced in written characters, 
but the cry of the human heart wrapped 
in the smothering gloom of pagan night, 
yet couscous, amid its dark surroundings, 
of its desolate estate, and groping among 
the shrines of idolatry for help. There 
is a prayer in every pagan rite — a sup- 
plication in the smoke that ascends from 
every heathen altar. Yet, while we la- 
ment that the Church apprehends .so 
faintly the claims of a dying world, the 
membership are not alone to blame. As 
ministers, we have not recognized the 
Missionary spirit as the essential .spirit 
of Christianity, the standard of devotion 
in the Church or the individual heart, and 
labored as we should have done for it?* 
development. The theme is often un- 
welcome — some brother might complain 
— and, though willing to give or sacri- 
fice ourselves, we fear to press the de- 
mand — put off the eflbrt till the last 
moment,, and then preface it by apologies 
that efi'ectuallj'^ destroy its power. Often 
the mortification of standing on the floor 
of Confei'ence Avith no ofl'ering to lay on 
the altar is the only motive that impels 
the act. No Avonder the people hear with 
careless hearts. If avc called for mourners 
Avith as little zeal as we plead the cause 
of Missions, the shout of ncAA-born souls 
Avould seldom cheer the Church of God. 
Our field of labor is not circumscribed 
by the immediate one in Avhich Ave toil; 
the Avorld is emphatically the parish of 
cA-^ery minister of God. Its interests, in 
fact, are intrusted to his care, and, 
though unable to traverse its continents 
Avith his message, or A'isit its isles on his 
mission of loA'e, his heart should never 
be AvithdraAvn from the work, or his ef- 
forts cease to supply its demands. lylay 
God Avake up the preachers, and may the 
Church wake up, till it recognizes the 
Irno design for Avhich Avealth Avas given 
— not to pamper pride, or SAvell the sel- 
fishness of the human heart ; not to be- 
come a god before Avhich all that is god- 
like in humanity is sacrificed, but a 


Texas Annual Co?ifercnce, 1860. 

mighty agency for the world's redemp- 
tion. Then the dawn of millennial glory 
will overspead the earth, dispel the night 
of sin, arrest the slumhering nations, and 
prepare the way for the Messiah's reign. 
What we are doing in our own field 
will appear from Ihe following condensed 
report : 
Missio.NS IN Destitutk Portions of the 

REGUL.^R WoiiK. 
Lv.vcHBURn. — James Rice, Missionary, 
reports 113 white mem., 51 on pro., 
34 hlack mem. 
Houston. — Wm. F. Compton, Missionary, 

no report. 
Fort Worth. — James M. Jones, Mis- 
sionary, reports 105 mem., 31 on pro.; 
colored, 35 probationers. 
Austin City. — No report. 
Victoria. — Daniel Carl, Missionary, re- 
ports 23 in full connection. 
San Andres. — Rufus Y. King, Mis.sion- 
ary, reports 115 whites, 24 on pro., 6 
colored members. 
Marlin. — W. E. Cieorge, Missionary, re- 
ports 129 mem., 14 pro. 
Owensville. — Drury Wamack, Mission- 
ary, no report. 

Many of these Missions, from the 
membership reported, Avill doubtless be 
able to enter the regular work, and the 
means appropriated to them will support 
other fields where the gospel is needed. 
2d. German Missions. 

1. Galveston. — Charles Biel, Mission- 
ary, repoi-ts prospects good. 15 mem., 
2 on probation. 

2. Houston and Bray's Bayou. — Served 
part of the year by S. Fehr, and by 
P. Ma;lliiig the rest of the time, is in 
a good condition; reports 51 mem., 6 
on probation. 

3. Victoria. — John Pruenziiig, Mission- 
ary, I'eports 44 mem., 11 on pro. 

4. Industry. — John Ropp, Missionary, 
reports 72 mem., 28 on pro. 

5. Bellville. — E. Schnider, Mis.sionary, 
reports 24 mem., 6 on pro. 

6. Bastrop. — Ulrich Steiner, Missionarv, 
reports 66 mem., 14 on pro. 

Our German Brethren are nobly meet- 
ing their important trust. They have a 
parsonage in every mission, and at least 
one house of worship in all but one, 

while one is supplied with three. The 
Missionary who supplied Houston and 
Bray's Bayou Mission reports family 
prayer in the house of every member of 
the (.'hurch, Avhile class meetings are well 
attended. This is a specimen of German 
Methodism throughout the work. They 
all take the German paper. Thev all 
bring up, every year, some Missionary 
money. Sunday schools are fostered, 
and a seeker of religion never given up 
till God converts him, and then the 
Church nurtures him as a mother does 
her child. No wonder God has blessed, 
and that souls have been converted in 
every charge. New fields have been 
visited by Bro. Grotc, the P. E., who 
will organize and supply them as soon as 
it can be done. 

3d. Colored Missions. 

1. Galveston Mission. — J. E. Cames 
supplied the work. Reports 125 mem., 
20 on probation. 

2. Houston. — Wm. McK. Lambdin, Mis- 
sionary, reports 93 mem., 20 on pro. 

3. W^ALKER Co. Mission. — Andrew Davis, 
Missionary, no report. 

4. Washington Mission. — A. B. Duvall, 
Missionary, reports 209 members. 

5. Chappell Hill. — G. Sandal, Mission- 
ary, reports 150 mem., 48 on pro. 

6. Hempstead Mission. — W. C. Lewis, 
Missionary, reports 46 mem., 64 on pro. 

7. Fairfield Mission. — J. H. Addison, 
W. 0. Campbell, Missionaries, report 
76 mem. and 36 on pro. 

8. Waco Mission. — John Carpenter, Mis- 
sionary, reports 34 mem., 10 on pro. 

9. Port Si'llivan Mission. — Joseph P. 
Sliced, jMissioiiary, reports 115 mem., 
28 on probation. 

10. Travis Co. Mission. — David Coulson, 
Missionary, reports 123 mem., 36 on 

11. MoNToo.MERY Miss. — T. T. Smothcrs, 
Missionary, no report. 

Bastrop. — H. D. Hubert, Missionary, de- 
ceased, no report. 

Caldwell Mission. — M. H. Porter, Mis- 
sionary, reports 15 whites, 10 colored. 

Eagle Lake Mission. — Benj. A. Kemp, 
Missionary, reports 34 mem., 20 on pro. 

Navidad Mission. — Augustus T. Kerr, 
Missionary, reports 93 mem., 52 on pro. 

Texas Annual Conference, 1860. 

Old Caney Mission. — J. A. J. Smith, 
Missionary, reports 20 mem., 6 on pro. 
Gonzales Mission. — . Powell, Mis- 
sionary, reports 163 members. 
Seguin Mission. — David Thompson, Mis- 
sionary, reports 29 full connection, 26 
probationers, 34 children catechized. 
San Marcos Mission. — No report. 
Victoria Mission. — 0. A. Fisher, Mis- 
sionary, reports 51 mem., 23 on pro. 
Jackson Co. Mission. — John F. Cook, 
no report. 

Tliis department of onr work is the 
crowning glory of Southern Methodism. 
Cast oir, in a measure, by the rest of 
Christendom, our motives im])ntrned and 
our policy denounced, we have steadily 
adhered to our scriptural position, and 
perlormed our appropriate work, prench- 
ing the gospel to the jioor and rich, with- 
out meddling in the atliiirs of State; and 
God has blessed our work. AYe have 
beheld the servants crowding the altar, 
and the voice of master and slave blend- 
ing in the cry for mercy, and swelling 
the shout of praise. AVe have seen them 
die, and, as we heard their voices sound- 
ing back the note of triumph from far 
out on the shoreless waters, and then be- 
held the multitudes of their race in the 
fields and cabins of the South rejoicing 
in the same ho})e, and trooping onward 
to the same abode, we have felt, though 
our names be cast out as evil by our 
brethren in the North, we will preach 
the gospel to the slaves, and their salva- 
tion shall be our rich reward. God bless 
our negro missions ! thousands have been 
converted by them, and thousands are 
now drawing near our altars, and Christ 
is going out to meet them. Clouds may 
lower over our political sky, but the 
wralh of man can never stop the work 
of (lod. 

But liave we no work beyond ? There 
is not a branch of Protestant Christianity 
Avhose right to the entire world, south 
and north, east and west, as its field of 
operations, is stronger than our own. 
We go not out as the propagandists of 
political opinions, armed with carnal 
weapons, to foment strife among the peo- 
ple, though it may wreck the nation and 

bathe it in blood, — but, as the messengers 
of Christ, with the Bible, our sword, 
the spirit of God our power, and the sal- 
vation of man the glorious object of our 
toil. Let us be like our holy Christianity, 
aggressive in our spirit. The world in- 
vites us on. California has proven a 
successful field. Four men sent out to 
Oregon report 300 in the Church, and 
ten efficient men of God are needed to 
man that work. Mexico invites us on 
the west, and Central America, Japan 
and CThina call aloud for help ; and, in 
an hour like this, shall Southern Metho- 
dism take a backward step ? While the 
sound of preparation is heard throughout 
the camp ol Israel, and tb.e Church of 
God is marshalling its strcrgth for the 
final conflict, shall our )et sound a 
retreat, and our deserted ; osts in the 
field of missions stand as r '>numents of 
our defeat 1 May the Chi::\ li rouse up to 
action, and their response send gladness 
to the hearts of faithful laborers, and 
light and peace into abodes of heathen 

The officers of the Missionary Society 
of the Texas ('onference are : 

R. Alexander, President, 

M. Yell, Yice 

I. G. John, Secretary, 

J. W. Whipplk, Treasurer. 

R. W. Kennon, 

James M. Wesson, 

W. H. Seat, . ..' /, 

D. Morse, 

F. C. Wilkes, ^ 

J. W. Phillips, 

Thos. F. Cook, 

B. F. Perrv, 

Wesley Smith, 

I. G. .lOllN, Sec'y. 

Ans. (2). Sunday Schoof. Statistics. 
(See pages 13, 14, 15.) 

Ans. (3). Tracts. Included in De- 
pository Enterprise. 

Q.ues. 20. When and where shall the 
ne.xt sefision of the Conference be held 1 

At Huntsville, Texas — time to be given 
by the Bishop. 






Texas Annual Conference, 1860. 

Ctues. 21. ^Yhe^e arc the prcacliers 
gtatioueil tliis year ? 

James McLroJ, P. E. 

(Jalvcstou Station, Jaiucs M. Wesson. 

Bryant L. Pool, .supermuiierary. 
I lalvcslon Colored Mis.siun,to be supplied. 
Houston Sfalion, Wrn. H. t>eat. r- 
Houstun ]\li.«-sion and Colored Mission. 

Win. R. Fayle. 
Harmony (irove, James Rice. • 

Columbus Station and Colored Mission, 

Joshua II. Shapard. 
Bra/.oria, Osear M. Addison. 
Sandy Point Circuit, Thos. !'. Windsor. 
Richmond Station, Joel T. Daves. 
Union Chapel, R. Alexander. 
Fort Bend Col. Miss., George D. Parker. 
Hodge's Bend and Colored Mission, A. B. 

San Felipe, T. B. Buckingham. 
Book Agent, J. W. Shipman. 
Traveling Agent lor Depository, Allen M. 


R. i .'. Kcnnon, P. E. 

Huntsville, H. V. Philpott. ■ 

Walker Co. Col. Mission, To be supplied. 

Cold S])rings and Waverley, Calvin H. 

Montgomery and Colored Mission, T. T. 

.\nderson Circuit, James (i. Johnson. 

I'lantersville and Col. Mission, Thos. W. 

Washington Circuit and C'olorcd Mission, 
F. A. McShan. 

Chappcll Hill Station, J. W. Phillips. 

Chajjpell Hill Col. ]\liss.. To be suppiii'd. 

Hempstead and Salem, Wm. T. Harris. 
D. Moore, supernumerary, and Sunday 
School Agent. 

Spring Creek Circuit, .1. H Davidson. 

Trinity Circuit, Benj. A. Kemp. 

Tarkington's Prairie Mission, D.G. Bowers. 

Soule University, G. W. Carter, President, 
J. M. Follansbee, Professor of Lan- 
guages, A. I\IcKinney, Principal in Pre- 
paratory Department, Thos. F. Cook, 

H. ]\'. South, P. E. 
Sjiringfield Circuit, S. C. Littlepage. 
Corsicana, Frederic J. Cox. 
Fairfield. 11. M. Glass, G. AV. Burrows, 

Centreville. J. H. Addison, 
^ladison, Thos. Wooldridge. 
Booneville, Byron S. Carden. 
()\vensville, John R. White. 
Marlin. J. II.:Merrill. 

11. l/r/v. Laoibdtn, P. E. 

l-'ort Worth Circuit, James M. Jones. 

Weatherford, W. S. South. 

Keechi Mission, J. Perry. 

r>elknap, George W. P^leming. 

Puichanan, Thos. AV. Rogers. 

Hillsborough, Thos. Whitworth. 

Waxahachie, W. G. Veal. S. S. Yar- 
borough, supernumerary. 

Telico, T. B. Ferguson. F. P. Ray, su- 
pernumerary. » 

M. Yell, P. E. 
Waco Station, U. C. Spencer. 
Waco Circuit and Col. Miss., .1. L. Crabb. 
(/Jatesville, H. G. Carden. 
Meridian Mission, Ira E. Chalk. 
Stephenville, James M. Johnson. 
Lampasas and Florence Mission, J. W. 

Belton and Col. Miss., H. M. Burrows. 
Burnett Mission, AVm. Shegog. 

J. W. Whipple, P. E. 
Austin Station, B. F. Perry. 
Austin Circuit, John M. AYliipple. 
Travis Co. Colored Mis-ion, D. Coulson. 
Bastrop Station and Col. Miss., AVm. Recs. 
Bastrop Station, J. W. B. Allen. 
Bastrop Military Institute, R. T. I'. Allen, 

Post Oak Island and Colored Mission, 

Thos. G. Gihnorc. 
Caldwell, AYm. G. Nelms. 
Caldwell Colored Mission, M. H. Porter, 
ticorgetovvn Circuit, J. B. Whittcnberg. 
San Audrcs Mission, J. W. Baldridgc. 

Texas Annual Conference, 1860. 


Cameron and Col. Miss., R. Y. King. 
Port Sullivan Station, L. B. Whipple. 
Port Sullivan Colored Mission, J. P. Sneed. 
Port Sullivan Institute, John Carmer, 

Agent of American Bible Society, I. G. 


H. S. Thrall' P. E. Y 
Columbus Station, C. J. Lane. Job M. 

Baker, supernumerary. 
Alleyton and Col. Miss., Wesley Smith. 
Brcnham, Eugene R. Smith. 
Union Hill Circuit, F. C. Wilkes. 
Ruterville, W. C. Lewis. 
Bellville, J. S. Matthews. 
Egypt and Wharton, Cluinn M. Menifee. 
Matagorda Circuit, Love M. Harris. 
Evansville and Colored Mission, W. G. 

La Grange Station, W. A. Parks. 
Fayette Colored Mission, V. H. Iley. 


John S. McGee, P. E. 

Gonzales Station, B. D. Dashiel. J. C. 

Wilson, supernumerary. 
Gonzales Circuit and Colored Mission, D. 

W. Fly. ^- ••..'/'•..■ 
Seguin, J. A. Light. One to be supplied. 
San Marcos, P. Phillips. 
Lockhart, W. P. Reed. 

Blanco and Perdenales Miss., A. G. May 

San Saba Circuit, Thos. W. Glass. 
Llano Mission, P. W. Gravis. 

^ Ashury Davidson, P. E. 
Victoria Station, J. E. Ferguson. 
Victoria Mission, Daniel Carl. 
Lavaca and Indianola, 0. A. Fisher; One 

to be supplied. 
Tcxana Circuit, B. Harris. , 
Boxville Circuit, G. W. Cottingham. 
Jackson Co. Col. Mis.s., to be supplied by 

John F. Cook. 
Hallettsville Circuit, A. A. Killough.' 
Navidad and Col. Miss., C. W. Thomas. 

C. A. Grote, P. E. 

Galveston Mission, 0. Bid. 

Houston Mission, John Pruenzing and P. 
A. Moelling. 

Belville, E. Schneider. 

Industry. One to be supplied. 

Roundtop, One to be supplied. 

Bastrop, Ulrich Steiner. 

Victoria, Wm. Herms. 

Editor Evangelical Apologist, P. A. Moel- 

Nicholas H. Boring transferred to the 
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Texas Annual Conference, 1860. 

The following resolutions were adopt- 
ed bv the Courerencc : 


Resolved, That it shall be the duty of 
each Presidiiio: Elder to inquire at every 
quarterly conlerence what has been done, 
and what can be done, in his circuit or 
station, to extend the circulation of the 
Advocate, and to ur<ie upon the members 
of the quarterly conference the necessity 
for an enlar<:ed circulation of the same. 

Resolved, That it shall be the duty of 
every preacher havin<r a pastoral charge, 
to bring the interest of the Advocate, at 
least twice a year, before every congre- 
gation in his charge, making direct ap- 
plication lor subscription, and to use in- 
creased diligence to advance all the in- 
terests of the Advocate. 

Resolved, That it shall be the duty of 
every preacher in charge, to report, at 
our next session, the number of adult 
white males in his charge who do not 
take the Advocate. 

Resolved, That, by the foregoing and 
all other lawful means, we make a tell- 
ing ellbrt to double and treble the sub- 
scription list of the Advocate, until it is 
taken in every Methodist family in the 
bounds of the Texas Conferences. 

R. S. Fi.vLEV, E. T. Confer. 


J. Shook, 

R. Ai.KXANDEK, T. Confer. 

J. E. Fkrgusox, 

J. W. Whipple, 

J. Boring, R. G. Confer. 

J. W. DeVelbiss, . . 

I. H. Cox, 


From the report of tlie Southern Meth- 
odist Publishing House at Nashville, it 
appears that the Agent has realized some 
measure of success in administering the 
important trust committed to him. In 
this Ave rejoice, for the time has come 
when we must look to our own Publish- 
ing House for the books that we arc to 
circulate and read. 

Resolved, That we rejoice iu the finan- 
cial prosperity and success of the South- 
ern Methodist Publishing House, and that 
we pledge ourselves to render it all the 

aid in our power, by recommending its 
j)ubH';ations to our people, in preference 
to those of Northern establishments. 


The Depository, at Galveston, under 
the able management of an indefatigable 
Agent, promises to become a power 
among us. Your committee are well 
.satisfied thatif tliis enterprise be properly 
sustained, and the efforts of the Agent 
be promptly seconded, it will tell with 
the happiest result upon the future of 
Methodism in Texas. 

Resolved, That we continue to have 
the utmost confidence in the fitness and 
elliciency of Rev. James W. Shipman, 
under whose superintendance the Texas 
Book Depository has pros])ered so Avell 
during the past year, and that we pledge 
our hearty concurrence with him, and 
recommend the same to our people. 

Resolved, That Bishop Andrew be and 
he is hereby requested to appoint A. M. 
Box to the agency of the Texas Book 
Depository, to solicit donations for the 
same in the bounds of this Conference, 
according to the provisions of the Con- 
stitution of said Depository. 

Resolved, That the Secretary of the 
Conference, the Editor of the Texas 
Christian Advocate, and the Preacher iu 
charge of Galveston Station, be and they 
are hereby requested to ])repare for the 
press, and have published iu ])amphlet 
form, five thousand copies of the Minutes 
of the present session, embracing the re- 
ports of the Missionary Secretary and 
Treasurer; and that a cash collection be 
taken up in the Conference room to de- 
fray the expense of publication; each 
contributor to be entitled to receive the 
value of his or her subscription in copies 
of the minutes, when published ; and 
that the publisher (if he shall deem it 
expedient) be authorized to insert a few 
select paying advertisements. 

.1. M. Wesson, Clutirmun. 

SUNDAY schools. 

Resolved, That Ave approA^e the ap- 
pointment of the second session of the 
Sabbath School Convention to assemble 
in the toAvn of Washington, on the first 
of May next, and that Ave request the 
several Quarterly Conferences to send 

Texas Annual Conference, 1860. 


delegates, and the traveling and local 
preachers to attend as members of the 

Resolved, That we highly appreciate 
onr Sunday School Visitor, and that in 
order to an increase of its circulation 
among us, we should, as far as we are 
concerned as a Conference, heartily ap- 
prove of an arrangement, if it can b» 
made betAveen the book agents at Nash- 
ville and Galveston, by Avhich a suffici- 
ent number of copies can be published 
at (xalveston for the supply of the Texas 

Resolved, That it is matter of regret, 
that the collections to increase the fund 
of the publishing house, for the publica- 
tion of Sabbath School books, ordered by 
the last Conference, has been so generally 
neglected, and further, that this lack of 
service be supplied, in those charges in 
which no collections were raised the past 
year, by a collection to be taken up in 
our several congregations during the 
month of xVpril or May next, and for- 
warded to Dr. McFerrin, for the above 

Resolved, That we renew the recom- 
mendation of the last Conference, for the 
holding of the Sabbath School prayer- 
meeting on the first Sabbath in every 

Resolved, That we would urge the for- 
mation of Sabbath School Missionary So- 
cieties, and the collection of funds for 
missions, wherever practicable. 

Resolved, That the first Friday in the 
month of April be appointed as a day of 
fasting and prayer, for the blessing of 
God upon our elibrts to train the young, 
and for their conversion to God. 

W. H. Seat, Chairman. 


Resolved, That the American Bible 
Society has our cordial sympathies, and 
that we will continue to co-operate with 
the same. 

Resolved, That we request Bishop An- 
drew to re-appoint Rev. I. G. John as 
the Agent of the American Bible Society 
in this conference for the ensuing 

Resolved, That we have no sympathy 
with the so-called "New Version" move- 

rhent, but fidhere to the Bible as we re- 
ceived it from our fathers. 

JoHX AV. Phillips, Chairman. 


Resolved, That the conference unani- 
mously endorse and ratify the action of 
the Board of Trustees in the election of 
Rev. G. AV. Carter, D. D., that we con- 
gratulate them and the friends of the 
university in their success in so oppor- 
tune and fortunate a selection. 

Resolved, That the election of Profes- 
sor Halsey to the chair of natural scien- 
ces, the continuation of Prof. Follansbee 
in the chair of languages, the election of 
Prof. Cowles to the mathematical chair, 
together with their adjuncts and the tu- 
tors in the preparatory department, are 
not only endorsed, but also highly satis- 
factory to the conlerence, and we recom- 
mend the Bishop to continue these ap- 
pointments, so far as they are filled by 
members of this conference. 

Resolved, 'Thai the trustees and facul- 
ty be respectfully requested to organize, 
immediately, a normal school in connec- 
tion with the university, for the purpose 
of furnishing teachers for our common 

Resolved, That the conference highly 
approve the regular employment of the 
students while not at their studies in such 
military or gymnastic exercises as may 
be conducive to that physical training 
which is essential to complete education 
in the youth of our country, and which 
we learn has been introduced into the 

Resolved, That in the judgment of the 
conference it is highly important that 
President Carter should, as far as may be 
consistent with his other duties, visit us 
in our respective fields of labor, and that 
we will cordially receive and co-operate 
with him or the professors or any author- 
ized representative of the institution in 
advancing the interests of the same 
among our people. 

Resolved, That as the charter of the 
Soule University does not specify at what 
time the trustees shall be re-elected, but 
only says ''from time to time," that they 
shall be re-elected annually at the sitting 
of the conference. 


Texas Annual Conference, 1860. 

Resolved, That the present board, of 
trustees shall be and they arc hereby re- 


From this institute we have received 
no report, owing as we hear to illness in 
the family of Bro. Allen ; but from the 
catalogue and other sources of informa- 
tion, we learn that the institution is in a 
prosperous state. Its finances are easy, 
its buildings are comfortable and capaci- 
ous, and its laculty lull, faithful, and 
equal to the task imposed upon them. 

Bastrop Military Institute has a well 
earned reputation for good order in dis- 
cipline and thoroughness in instruction ; 
moreover a most gracious revival of re- 
ligion has ensued during the past year, 
in which most of the cadets were con- 
verted to Ciod. 

We recommend the adoption of the fol- 
lowing resolusion : 

Resolved, That Bastrop Military Insti- 
tute is to Texas Methodism a necessity, 
and that we are highly gratified to hear 
of its increasing prosperity and growth, 
and that we heartilly recommeud the 
same to our people, as every way worthy 
of confidence and support. 


Resolved, That we recognize Waco 
Female College as in a flourishing con- 
dition, with a probable bright future, and 
accordingly cordially recommeud it to the 
patronage and confidence of the church 
and the public. 


Resolved, That wc recognize, as in a 
flourishing condition, Chappell Hill Fe- 
male College; that we are pleased with 
the flattering prospects that rise up in 
the immediate as well as in the remote 
future; and, 

Resolved, That we cordially recom- 
mend to the public patronage Chappell 
Hill Female College. 

Resolved, That the Conference confirm 
the election of trustees, by the board, to 
fill the vacancies that have occurred since 
our last sitting with the names of Jacob 
Matthews, J. W. Lockhart, J. H. Stone, 
and Dr. Bartley Stanchfield. 


Resolved, That wc recommend the 
Board of Trustees to establish a normal 

school in connection with Andrew Fe- 
male College, go soon as they can pru- 
dently do so, and that the trustees be 
retpiested to appoint an agent to travel 
at large in tlie bounds of the conference 
for the purpose of soliciting funds to 
build and endow the same. 


Whereas, Port ►Sullivan Institute, an 
institution for the education of young 
ladies, at Port Sullivan, on the Brazos 
river, has sent up a re])ort to this confer- 
ence, showing on its face that it is not 
chartered, and yet has conformed to the 
resiilutions of last conference, showing 
also a state of forwardness in their build- 
ings, &c., &c. Therefore, 

Resolved, That we sympathize with 
the citizens of Port Sullivan and vicinity, 
in their noble enterprise, and cordially 
recommend their institution to the patron- 
age of the church and community. 


Resolved, That we recommend the 
Guadalupe High School and Female Col- 
lege as every way worthy of our patron- 
age, and that the apjDointments of trus- 
tees asked for in the report be granted 
by the conference. 


Resulvc.d, That Asbury Institute be and 
is hereby recommended to the patronage 
and support oi the church and commu- 

Resolved, That we especially recom- 
mend to the consideration of a liberal 
public the state of the finances of said 
institution, which, unless relieved by 
those who are the proper persons to fos- 
ter and relieve, will embarrass the presi- 
dent, who in order to present the school 
unencumbered to the conference assumed 
a debt of $1200. 


Resolved, That the resolutions on the 
conference journal, defining the character 
of a conference school, so far as they are 
at variance with the action on yosterda)', , 
be and they are hereby repealed. 

F. C. Wilkes, 
Clidinnan Com. on Education. 


Resolved, That in. view of the state of 
our Missionary Treasury, we feel it to 
be the imperative duly of every member 

Texas Annual Conference, 1860. 


of this Conference, {to Ms utmost ability,) 
to i)rescnt the claims of the society to 
their respective congregations in a man- 
ner which will secure increased liberality 
the ensuing year, and thus enlarge our 
collections, to relieve our treasury from 
its present cmharrassmeut. 

Resolved, That those brethren who 
have been successful in raising liberal 
amounts from their circuits and stations 
(as seen from our Missionary report) de- 
serve our highest commendation; while 
those who have made a meagre report, 
or "no rept)rt," cannot be regarded as 
having discharged tlieir duties as travel- 
ing Methodist preachers. 

\Yi;sLEV S.MiTH, 
D.wiEL Morse, 
R. Y. King. 
Rcsoived^ By the Texas Annual Con- 
ference, That i$ishop Andrew be request- 
ed to appoiut two preachers, one a mar- 
ried and the other a single man, to the 
Rejjublic of NcM' Grenada, to labor es- 
pecially in the city of Bogota, its capital, 
on the faith of our promise as a Confei*- 
ence to su]»port them there. 

Resolved, furtlter. That shuiild the 
preachers who may be thus appointed 
not be members of our Conference, it is 
our prcfci'euce that they should be trans- 
ferred to us, and make their annual re- 
ports to this body. ^YM. li. Seat, 
R. Alexa.nder, 
R. AY. Kennon. 
conference coelections. 
Resolved, That it shall be the duty of 
every preacher having charge of a cir- 
cuit or station, to take up a Conference 
collection at every appointment on his 
charge; at Avhich time the nature of the 
collection shall be explained. 

J. E. Fercuson, 
J. H. Addison, 
Conf. Stewards. 


Resolved, That we recommend to our 
Preachers renewed zeal and energy, in 
visiting from house to house, and the dis- 
charge of all the various disciplinary du- 
ties incumbent upon them, believing, as 
we do, that upon their faithfulness, in a 
great measure, depends the success of 
the Stewards in raising their allowance. 

Resolved, That we recommend to the 
Stewards, on the various stations and 
circuits, greater diligence, and prompter 
action in the commencement of the year, 
believing, as we do, that the usual course 
of procrastination on their part often 
prevents them from being able to secure 
a support for their preachers. 

Resolved, That M'e recommend to our 
people, generally, a more thorough sup- 
port; for as long as men preach they 
must live, an(J to live they must cat; 
and to do this requires money. We 
would, therefore, call upon our brethren 
and friends to provide the means there- 
for, that the Gospel be not hindered; 
warning them, at the same time, not to 
withhold the Lord's money. And in thi.'S 
connection we would call the attention 
of our people to the resolution passed at 
a previous Conference, urging the erec^- 
tion of parsonages in every circuit and 
station M'ithin the bounds of the Texas- 
Annual Conference. * 

B. I). Dashiel, Cliairman. 


The Committee deems it aj)propriate 
to its duties to call the attention of our 
ministry to the strict observance ol' the 
duties enjoined upon them on page 89 of 
the Discipline, divisions one, two and 
three, in which are embraced the leading 
principles of Temperance. 

It is believed, also, that more faithful 
admonitions and enforcement of disci- 
plinary teachings against the drinking of 
spirituous liquors, unless in cases of ne- 
cessity, (see Discipline.) are demanded. 

We recommend, further, in view of 
the increasing manufacture of wine — 
Mustang wine in particular — in our State, 
that our ministers carefullv observe its ■ 
bearing on the interests of Temperance. 
All of which is respectfully submitted. 
Jas. M. Follanskee, 
Daniel Carl, 
Thcs. F. Cook. 


Resolved, That we cordially sympa- 
thize with our beloved brother, YVm. T. 
Smithson, in his noble efforts to build a 
Southern Methodist Church in YY'ashing- 
ton City, and that we will heartily co- 
operate with him, not only in the sale of 


Texas Annual Conference, 1860. 

the Methodist Pulpit, J>outh, aiiJ of the 
creat Picture of our late General Confer- 
ence, but al.«o by endeavoring to raise 
for the enterprise as nuich as twenty-five 
cents per ineniberin our several charges, 
and iorwanl the amount collected to Wni. 
T. Sfmithson, by the first of June next. 
W.M. H. Skat, 
James W. Smipman. 
Resolved, That the practice of .])reach- 
ing special sermons at our confercuce 
sessions be discontinued. 

F.'C. WiLKKS, 
0. M. AliDISON. 


Resolved, That the thanks of this Con- 
ference be tendered to Bishop AndreAV, 
for his courteous manner as a presiding 
officer, and for his fatherly counsels ; and 
■we pray that his health and life may be 
long preserved; and we Avnuld rejoice to 
sec him in Texas again, if (lod will per- 
mit. 11. ^Y. Kknno.v, 
W.M. II. Seat. 

nij. Ani?EV. 
Resolved, That we are gratified to re- 
cognize in our midst the Rev. R. Abbey, 
D.D., Financial Secretary of the Southern 
Methodist Publishing House, and that the 
thanks of this Conference are hereby ten- 
dered to Dr. Abbey, for the faithiul and 
very eliicient manner in which he has 
discharged the important and res])ousible 
duties imposed upon him by the (leneral 
Conference of the M. E. Church, South. 
Thos. F. Cook, 
Wesley S.mfth, 
"W. G. Nelihs. 


Resolved, That we hereby return our 
hearty thanks to the citizens of (.'hapj)ell 
Hill and vicinity, for their kind and lib- 
eral entertainment of the Texas Annual 
Conference. 0. M. Adoisov, 

John W. Phillips. 


Resolved, That the tlianks of this Con- 
ference are hereby tendered to the mem- 
bers of the Presbyterian Church in this 
place for the use of their house during 
our session. T. Y. Cook, 

B. Hakkis, 
V»'. P. Read. 


Rcsolvid, That the preachers of the 
Texas Conference bb requested to raise 
the sum of Twenty Dollars apiece oil 
their respective circuits and .stations, and 
Ibrward the same to brother J. M. Brown, 
at the town of Washington, AV'ashington 
county, Texas, which money is to be ap- 
pro))riated to finishing the Ruter Church 
Building at that place — moneys 1o be 
sent as soon as collected. 

U. C. ^PE.VCER, 

R. Alexander, 
J. "VV. Whipple, 
I. G. JOHX. 

Finance, B. D. Dashiel — Education, F. 
C. Wilkes— 5r//>/yr//// Schools, J. W. Phil- 
]i])s — Books and Tracts, R. Alexander — 
Bible Cause, Jacob Matthews. 


Soule University — Robert Alexander, 
J. W. Philips, Dr. F. C. Wilkes. 

Bastrop Militarij Institute. — I. (i. John, 
R. F. Perry, Jno.S. McGee. 

Andrew Female College. — R. W. Keii- 
non, H. V. Philpott. C. H. Brooks. 

Waco Female College — W. McK. Lamb- 
din, I\I. Yell, U. C. Spencer. 

Port Sullivan Male and Female College. 
V. C. Spencer, M. 11. Porter, L. B. Whip- 

Chappcll Hill Female College. — R. W . 
Kennon, J. W. Kinney, T. F. Cook. 

Seguin Male and Female College. — J. 8. 
McGee, Jas. C. Wilson, Asbury David- 
sou. James 0. Andrew. 

Chappcll Hill, Dec. 22. 

Texas Annual Conference, 1860. 


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and BioCTaphical parts, Avith refercuec to 
AVatsoii's liiblieal and Theolofrical Dic- 
tionary enlarircd, with New Biblical At- 
las, and Preachers' Text Book. Wesley's 
Sermons, Volume I. Discipline. Hymn 
Book. Clarke's Preacher?' Manual. AVat- 
son's Institutes, Part HI. Theological 
Compend. Eiifrlish Grammar. Compo- 

Secoxd Year. — The Bible : as to the 
Institutions ol' Christianity, with ret'er- 
ence to Watson's Dictionary, as above. 
Wesley's Sermons, Volume II. Disci- 
pline, Avith reference to Ilenkle's Analy- 
sis. Hymn Book. Smith's Elements 
of Divinity. Watson's Institutes, Part 
IV. Watson's life of Wesley and Obser- 
vations on Southey. Essay or Sermon, 
Avith reference to Q.uackcnbos's Advanc- 
ed Course of Composition and Pihetoric. 

Third Year. — The Bible : as to Doc- 
trine, with reference to Watson's Diction- 
tionary, as above. Wesley's Sermons, 
Volume III. Discipline. Hynm Book. 
Watson's Institutes, Part II. Whateley's 
R/hetoric. Essay or sermon, Avith refer- 
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Institutes, Part I. Powell on Succession. 
Ruters Church History. \Vhateley"s 
Logic. Es^ay or .Sermon. 




Art. 1. This Association shall be call- 
ed the JuvExiLE MissioxARY Society 
OF thePi^vlaxd Chapel Slxdav School, 
and shall be auxiliary to the Missionarv 
Society of the Texas Annual Conference. 

Art. 2. The officers shall be a Presi- 
dent, a Vice President, a Secretary, a 
Treasurer, and a Board of Managers. 

Art. 3. The officers shall be elected 


Texas Aiuvial Conference, 1860. 

for a term of twelve months, and shall 
hold their offices until their successors 
are elected. No person shall be eligible 
to any office whatever, who is not con- 
nected with the Sunday >>chool, and a 
member of this society ; nor shall any 
one continue in any office longer than 
Ills or her connection with the Sunday 
School, and membership in this society. 

Art. 4. It shall be tin- duty of the I're- 
.siJent to preside at all meetings of tlie 
Society and Board ; and in his absence 
this duty shrill devolve \ipon the Vice 
President. In the absence of the Presi- 
dent and Vice President i'rom any regu- 
lar meetings of the society, a President 
pro tempore shall be appointed. 

Art. 5. It shall be the duty of the 
Secretary to keep a faithful record of all 
the doings of the society — also to keep 
au alphabetical list of all the members, 
call the same at each regular meeting, 
and note the amount that each one pays 
into the treasury ; also to note on the 
minute book the Treasurer's report, and 
such other reports as may be directed by 
the society. 

Art. 6. The Treasurer shall receive 
all funds from the Secretary, and report 
the amount thereof at each regular meet- 
ing ; and shall hold the same subject to 
the order of the society. 

Art. 7. The Board of Managers shall 
consist of the Superintendent of the 
Sunday School one male and one female 
teacher, and five boys and five girls. 
Five members of the Board, and the Su- 
perintendent, together Avith the Presid- 
ing Officei', shall constitute a quorum. 

Art. 8. It shall be the duty of the Board 
to attend to all matters of bu.siiiess dur- 
ing the intervals of regular meetings, for 
which purpose the Sujierintendent Af 
the School, or the President of the Society 
may call them together. 

Art. 9. The Society by vote may de- 
clare the office of any officer vacant, who 
has been absent from two regular meet- 
ings, or has Avithdnwn from the society 
or school, and when a vacancy occurs by 
resignation, or otherwise, the Society 
shall fill it at once, by nomination and 
election, mitil the time of the annual elec- 
tion, which shall be on the third Sunday 
of May, 

Art. 10, Any person may be a mem- 
ber of this Society, by the payment of 
SI 20 annually, or 10 cents per month. 
The payment of $3 00 at one time shall 
constitute a member for life. 

Art. II. The Superintendent of the 
School and the Pastor of Ryland Chapel 
shall not be eligible to the ollice of Pre- 
sident or Vice President of this Society. 

-t/7. 12. This Society shall hold its re- 
gular meetings in the afternoon of the 
third Sunday in each month, and the 

Order ok Bisi.ness 
Shiill he, after Reading the Scriptures, 
•Singing and Prayer. 

1. Reading minutes of preceding meet- 

2. Calling roll and receiving monthly 

3. Receiving new members. 

4. Unfinished business. 

5. Report of Ti'easurer. 

6. Reports of Committees. 

7. Miscellaneous business. 

8. Adjournment. 

Art. 13. At the regular meeting im- 
mediately preceding the annual session 
of the Texas Conference, the Society 
shall make provision for transmitting the 
amount of funds in haiul to the Treasur- 
er of the ^Missionary Society of said (.'oii- 
fercnce, and give special directions for 
the disbursement of the same, in accor- 
dance with the express provision of the 
parent society of the M. E. Church South, 
and in case the meeting should fail, then 
it shall be the duty of the Treasurer to 
forward the amount iu hand to the said 
Treasurer of Texas Conference Mission- 
ary Society, to pass into the General 
Missionary fund. 

Art. 14. This Society shall hold its 
anaiversaries at such times and ])laces as 
it may determine upon, by nomiuatiou 
and election. 

Art. 15. This Constitution may be al- 
tered or amended at aujfccgular meeting, 
two-thirds of the members voting for 
such alteration or amendment. 

[NoTK. — The above Constitution is 
inserted as a general form for the Consti- 
tution to be adopted in the organization 
of similar societies.] 

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As an evidence that \vc still coutiuuc that rank among Piano Forte Makers, 
wliicli, for so mauj' years, it has been our pride to do, we Avould take the liberty of 
calling the attention of the readers of this advertisement to the recent awards made 
by the Massachusetts Mechanic Association, the American Institute at New York, 
State Fair of Pennsylvania, at Pittsburg. State Fair of Illinois, at Alton, for the 
Best Grand, Semi-Grand, and Parlor Grand Square Pia.vos. 

At all of these places, it will be perceived, that we have taken the highest pre- 
miums for superiority. 

l-Jrateiul for past I'avors, wc Avould solicit a continuance of them, which we 
shall endeavor to deserve by the closest attention to the v/i.shcs of our i'riends, and 
a determination to please and satisiy them. 

Traveling ministers and Princijjals of schools will find it to their interest to buy 
this celebrated make, in preference to all others. 

During my absence, Rev. J. W. Shipuian will attend to the business. 


Sole A^eiil for Jho fitaw of Texas, iiiT'IS AIVD, (J A I.. V£STOIV. 

J. B.^Roor. B. R. Davi 

(Successors to JONES, ROOT .V CO.,) 

§0g^i - Jiiiii^li ji)| §tfBi 

Htraiid, Clalveston, Texas. 

Keep constantly on liand a large and ^vcll selected stock of 

Parlor, Bed Room and Dining Room Furniture, 

Briisspls, Tlircc-ply and Iii«raiii Carpeting, 

OIL CLOTH, lioiii 1 to 8 yards wide.— 4-4, o-4 and G-4 INDIA 



Watches, Jewelry and Fancy Goods of every variety. 

Also, a large assortment of 

^t I^rices to Suit tlie Times. 

%%m\i^ tn @* ^llfert & %n'$. 


Rev. J. W. Shipman. Rev. J. E. Ferguson, 

RoiiT. Alexander, " Josiah Whipple. 

E. F, HUNT, 

Gralveston, Texas. 

Life, Fire, River, Inland and Marine Insurance 


Losses Adjusted on Cargo Damaged from New York, Boston, PMladelphia, 
Baltimore and New York. 
Representing iqaost of the popular and largest Insurance Companies in America, 
as also Agent for Lloyd's, London, the undersigned is prepared to do business in 
the most prompt and liberal manner. 

E. P. HUNT, Agent. 

Carriages, Leather, &c. 

We are in our New Store, and ai-e prepared to sell CLOSE CARRIAGES, 
reduced prices. 

We have on hand one hundred and seven fi/-Jive Vehicles ; and as we are anxioiis^ 
to sell, and probably a duty will soon be placed on them, we are under the im- 
pression that Mdien that takes place, and we have another trop, Vehicles will be 
much higher. We have, also, 

Hubs, Spokes, Felloes, Saddlers' Hardware and Tools, Shoe Makers' Tools, &c. 

r5^ Opposite Ball, llutchiii<>s \' Co., (lalveston. 


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Jacob L. Briggs, N. B. Y'^ard. 


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Invites the attention of House-keepers, Planters, and purchasers generally, to his 
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Superior Green and Black Teas, 

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HOUSE KEEPING ARTICLES of every day use in every family, usually 
Jkept bv similar estahlishmenls. 

^^ Orders from the country promptly attended to, and Goods Carefully Packed. 

L. HE. ^VS^OOD & CO., 

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Iron. Steel, Nails, Castiiiiis, Tin Plate, Clock Tin, Cook and Parlor 

Stoves, Tin and Japnnned Ware. Plows. CiilJivators. 

Corn Slicilers. Corn Mills. Straw Caltcrs, 

[Paints, Oils, G-lass, &c., &c. 

In addition to our lnr£rp and vnried stork ot' FOllEIGN and DOMESTIC 
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European and American manufacturers, large supplies of 

Builders' and Planters' Goods, 

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with the manufacturers) enable us to fill orders of any size, and at the lowest pos- 
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Dealers in Domestic and Foreign Exchange, 



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[^Special iind prompt attention jiiveii to orders I'roni the country. 

Errata. — In the Statistical Report, as handed to the printers, Matagorda 
circuit was omitted, but alUuwards it was determined to insert the report of the 
previous year, which was done without altering the addition of the columns. In- 
stead of as printed, it should read, White Members .'J03, White Probationers 135, 
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Messrs. H., I. 6f E. bog leave to inform those parties interested in the grow- 
ing of Wool, in Texas and Arkansas, that they are giving special attention to this 
article of trade, and are dej^irons of rendering any service in their power for the 
expansion of this valuable and interesting branch of commerce. 

We deem it advisable to state here that we are in no way purchasers of ^yool 
on our own account ; acting strictly as the Commission Merchant. 

Before ending this circular "to the friends of^AYool" we would say 
that there arises much difficulty in maintaining firm pricr.s tor produce, iorthe reason 
that some of the shippers consign their N'^ ool to Jobbing .Mcrcliaiidise Houses, 
and as a natural consequence the large Wool buyers go to these houses to get 
"bargains," as it is a iair presumption that a house of any dimension has as much 
as it can do to watch the rise and fall of Merchandise, and consequently is not 
qualified to ask and obtain the higher rates ; covering the note for which tlie Wool 
was sent being their only object. Hence it was that we were told last season, "You 
are two to five celits above the market ;" and again, ."I bonglit a prettier lot of 
Texas Wool yesterday, from a Jobbing House, at lower figures." 

In conclusion, we would refer with confidence to a portidu nflhe shippers who 
intrusted their clip of 1860 to our care : 

Messrs. Dean, Randle k Co., Galveston, C. Eniii>: \. * 'o.' Umiston, 
George Butler, Esq., " " Allen ^V Fulton, 

Messrs. Robinson &: ?!>on, Austin, " A. AYliitaker & Co., " 

R. M. John.soncV Co., " - Smith lV Murphy, Dff//«.s, 

H. P. Darling, Dresden, " Peak Ac Bro., " 

Messrs. H. Runge &: Co., IndianoJa, " Baughn & Walker, Lavaca, 

" D. H. Love & Co., Fairfiehl, Mr. C. Erhard, $an Marcos, 

" A. Michael & Bro., Corsicana, h. Oldhan.1, Esq., Fort Worth, 
Messrs. Cavett, Brookes & Co., Wheelock. 
WOOL SACKS. — We call attention to our wool sacks;^with the hope that shippers 
will use them. They are made of strong Burlaps, and bring the shipments to hand 
in good merchantable order. The cost is light, and the purchaser has this advant- 
age ; that we sell them again with the ■\^ ool at 38 cents each, whereas the cotton 
.«acking is worthless. 

Orilers for the saokH can be sent to Messrs. Baker & Dolling, Galveston ; Mossrs. Uaughn <fc Walker, Lavaca, Tex. 
One hundred sacks in each bale. 

J^Onr friends Messrs. BAKER k BOLLIXG, of (Galveston, Avill ioiward all 
shipments intended for our House, at the regular Receiving and Forwarding charo-es. 

Yours, Respectfnilv, 


■Rev. J. K. CA PtNES, Kditor, 

J. W. SHIPMAN. Financial Acent. J 

IS rrfujs/fh/f ix rill-: 


J. W. SHIPMAN, Publishing Agent, 
is |iriii1eil on liie Advocalo Power Press. — $1 per Annum, in Advance. 

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Having on* CALORIC KNiilNE at work, and having on liand a good 
supply of New and Elegant JOB TYPE ol Latest ^^tyles, and a large supply of 
.lobbing Material. Me arc well prepared to execute 


And on rea.-onable tcnn.< — both in 

f^a/fhpUlets, frnfO'lof/ues'^ 0i?'eula^rs, Mills oj' Ufctdhif/, 
'f!Sill Meads'^ Mt^nJos of et,'ery vcuriety^ t^e. 

li^S'" We earne.-itly solicit tlie friends ol the enterprise to send us in large 
lists of New Subscribers — to both papers. Those wishing Job Printino 
will find it to their interest to